Emmett L. Tenorio

September 15, 1931March 19, 2013

Emmett Longoria Tenorio, 81, of Dallas Texas died Tuesday, March 19 , 2013 surrounded by his wife and family.

Emmett was born to the late Hortensia and Emmett Tenorio Sr. on September 15, 1931 in San Antonio TX. He married Hope Ramirez Tenorio and was married for 59 years. Emmett was in the US Air Force and participated in the Korean War. He returned to San Antonio where he attended St Philips College in San Antonio. Emmett had an illustrious career of 41 years with Genesco Inc.

Emmett was an active member of St Pius X Catholic church. He was also an active member of the Audie Murphy VFW for many years.

Emmett is survived by his wife, Hope, and four children. Michael (Lou Mae) of Austin TX, , Mary Morehead of Hurst TX, Elizabeth Lore (Andrew) of Dallas and Patricia Tenorio of Rowlett, TX. Emmett also has three grandchildren Jeremy Michael Tenorio, Christina Zell Tenorio and Andrea Hope Lore. . He is also survived by his sisters, Alice T. Barron, Mary T. Melendez, Sonia T. Salinas and Yolanda T. Simard. He was preceded in death by his brother Ruben (Bobby) Tenorio and Bill Morehead son-in-law.

A viewing and will be held at at Sparkman Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX. 75218 beginning at 5:30 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2013 with a rosary at 7PM. Funeral Mass 11AM Monday, March 25, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, with interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Vigil service with Rosary Sunday, March 24, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 25, 2013

Emmett L. Tenorio

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roberto villarreal

April 13, 2013

Padrino, save a seat on the bus for me, I'll be there some time not so soon.
Roberto Villarreal, El Macuguillo.

Eve Cabiya. Carroll

March 31, 2013

So sorry you lost your dad. No matter how old they are when they pass the pain of losing them is still just as great. You are in my prayers, I'm sad I never met him

Linda Roberts

March 25, 2013

Dear Mike and family, It is so difficult to loose a beloved parent. My prayers are with you as you adjust to him being gone from this life. May sweet memories sustain you.
Linda (Kaylor) Roberts

nancy & dave Salmon

March 25, 2013

Sending our love and sympathy to Michael,Lou Mae and Family.God be with you during this sad time.Love,The Salmon family

Faye Brandon

March 25, 2013

My condolences to the Tenorio Family. It seems that a very strong part of your family has transitioned but he left a legacy and loved his family. Your memories will be great. May God comfort you as only He can at this time.

Joseph & Diana Barron

March 24, 2013

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our wonderful uncle. May God bless Uncle Emmett. We will miss him so much.

Gayle Davis-Nanini

March 24, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Chadbourne

March 24, 2013

My family will keep you and your family in our prayers

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Licon (Linda Sipriano)

March 24, 2013

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Rev. Gilbert A. Enderle, C.Ss.R.

March 24, 2013

Dear Hope and Family,

From Rome I send my heartfelt condolences to you all. May Emmett and the memory of his faith be a beacon which leads to our Heavenly Home.
Today, Sunday, I was able to offer Mass for him and for all of you.
In the Redeemer,
Fr. Gil Enderle, C.Ss.R.